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Matrix element S Music Streamer


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Unlock Streaming Potential for Your Audio System

The Matrix element S is the first music streamer from Matrix Audio that comes equipped with USB DAC outputs. It brings streaming audio functionality to your existing audio system and offers a variety of digital output ports, including USB, to accommodate a range of DACs. The element S is an essential streaming audio upgrade for your system, allowing you to fully embrace the world of streaming audio.

MA Player: High-Quality Audio Control

The MA player is a premium digital audio/streaming audio playback control system developed by Matrix Audio specifically for their music streamers. With the MA player, you can control audio devices on your network using smartphones and tablets, and browse and play music from network drives or USB storage devices. The MA player also integrates streaming technologies like Roon Ready (under certification test), DLNA/UPnP, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and TIDAL Connect, offering high-resolution streaming audio on your local area network.

MA Remote App: Total Control at Your Fingertips

The MA Remote App, available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows you to browse and play music from your local library, enjoy TIDAL, Qobuz, and high res audio, and listen to internet radio through Matrix Audio devices. You can also update the firmware and configure your music streamer using the app.

Custom UI

The element S features a 3.46" high-resolution touch screen that displays a custom UI designed by Matrix Audio. This easy-to-use interface shows device status, album art, album name, track title, and artist information, offering comprehensive and enjoyable library browsing.

USB DAC Interface: Superior Digital Audio

The USB DAC interface is a digital audio interface that outperforms traditional optical and coaxial ports. It delivers high-resolution PCM or DSD audio data bit-perfectly to audio devices. The USB DAC interface has a 5V/1A ultra-low noise power output, ensuring optimal device performance.

S/PDIF Outputs: Versatility for Your DAC

The element S provides premium S/PDIF signal output abilities to work with a variety of DACs. It supports up to 24Bit/192kHz PCM audio output or 1Bit/DSD64 audio output in DoP method through optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU ports.

IIS-LVDS Output: High-Resolution Compatibility

The IIS-LVDS output of the element S supports up to 32Bit/768kHz PCM and 1Bit/DSD512 digital audio. With 4 IIS-LVDS pin definitions and 2 MCLK modes, it is compatible with numerous DACs. The IIS-LVDS features electrical isolation design to prevent noise transfer via ground wire.

USB Audio Port: Transform Your Devices into Digital Turntables

By connecting a computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB Audio input, the element S turns these devices into digital turntables. High-quality digital audio signals are sent to backend devices, supporting up to 32Bit/768kHz PCM and 1Bit/DSD512. HID is also supported for controlling player software through the device's touch key.

Dual-Frequency Femtosecond Clock

The element S comes with 2 ultra-low phase noise femtosecond clocks from Accusilicon, working as reference clock sources for 44.1kHz and 48kHz and their multiples of sampling rates. An FPGA coordinates the clocks and manages the frequencies, ensuring low jitter and high-quality digital audio for a fantastic listening experience.

Gigabit Ethernet and Dual-Band Wi-Fi

The element S offers both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. Gigabit Ethernet ensures stable and fast high-resolution audio transmission in the network. If you prefer wireless connectivity, the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi options provide a convenient alternative. The built-in antenna gives the element S a clean and tidy appearance without the need for a network cable.

Product Highlights

  • First music streamer from Matrix Audio with USB DAC outputs
  • MA player for seamless audio control
  • MA Remote App for iOS and Android devices
  • 3.46" high-resolution touch screen with custom UI
  • USB DAC interface for superior digital audio
  • S/PDIF outputs for versatile DAC compatibility
  • IIS-LVDS output with electrical isolation design
  • USB Audio port to transform devices into digital turntables
  • Dual-frequency femtosecond clock for low jitter audio
  • Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity


  • CPU: NPX i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9
  • USB input max sampling rate and bit depth
    • PCM: 32-bit/768kHz
    • DSD 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 22.4MHz (Native)
  • Coaxial, OPT, AES/EBU output max sampling rate and bit depth
    • PCM: 24-bit/192kHz
    • DSD: 2.8MHz (DoP)
  • IIS LVDS output max sampling rate and bit depth
    • PCM: 32-bit/176.4kHz
    • DSD: 11.2MHz (DoP)
    • DSD 22.4MHz (Native)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • WLAN: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • USB Type C Support: Yes
  • Power voltage: AC100V-240V 50/60Hz
  • Standby power consumption: <5W
  • Maximum power consumption: <30W
  • Weight: 5.29lbs (2.4kg)
  • Size: 9.45" x 9.65" x 2.28" (240mm x 245mm x 58mm)

What's Included

  • Matrix element S Music Streamer
  • Power cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card

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